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Energy Cost for Holding a MedGem® Indirect Calorimeter

2017-01-31 08:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The goal of this clinical protocol is to perform a randomized crossover study to determine the energy cost of holding the MedGem® device above a person's normal resting metabolic rate (RMR) compared to not holding the MedGem® device.

Description

Forty (40) subjects will be randomized to two (2) RMR measurements separated by a 40-minute rest (washout) period. The two RMR evaluation periods are as follows:

1. RMR with MedGem® Indirect Calorimeter

2. RMR without MedGem® Indirect Calorimeter

Study recruitment will be performed at PBRC. Screening, consenting, and all study procedures will be performed within a single study visit at PBRC within the Inpatient Unit. All subjects will be introduced to the ventilated hood to determine presence of claustrophobia prior to enrollment (i.e., signing of the consent form).

Study Design

Conditions

Resting Metabolic Rate

Intervention

Not holding, then holding the MedGem®, Holding, then not holding the MedGem®

Location

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
United States
70808

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-01-31T08:53:22-0500

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